War medals stolen from home of recipient's son

Five medals from the Second World War have been stolen. Credit: Bedfordshire Police.

Five Second World War medals were stolen during a burglary in Luton.

It happened between 3pm on Wednesday and 10.30am on Thursday at a home in Heywood Drive.

The burglar forced their way into the property while its 73-year-old occupant was away and took the medals which were awarded to his father following the Second World War.

Police are keen to speak with anyone who has been offered similar medals for sale recently.